Graceful degradation is the ability of a machine, system, process or procedure to offer limited functionality after being damaged or losing access to critical resources. It is a central concept to safety engineering that ensures that equipment such as aircraft can be operated after experiencing a failure. Graceful degradation is also a common risk mitigation technique.
Designing machines, processes and practices to continue after experiencing failures or a loss of resources.
An aircraft with dual systems that continues operating when a single failure occurs.
A data center that continues operating on backup power after an electricity failure.An application that continues to function without an internet connection.A business process that continues when critical resources call in sick or are on vacation.Emergency services that are designed to function in a disaster in which power, communication and infrastructure such as roads may be damaged.
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